Bad weather for city dwellers. In the space of about ten years, the supply of minicars less than four meters long has shrunk. The fault is the crash-test standards and the ecological transition that have exploded development costs. And probably also consumers who seemed to turn away from these models more comfortable in the urban jungle than on the motorway network.
Making a city car program profitable has therefore become mission impossible. Even with several people. PSA and Toyota have thus given up producing their triplet - Peugeot 108, Citroën C1 and Toyota Aygo. Admittedly, the latter is still in the catalog but in a crossover version with the suffix X (read below). For its part, of the Renault-Mercedes strategic alliance that had given rise to production in Novo mesto, Slovenia, only the Twingo remains in SCe 65 and electric version. Again in a good year, the little one of the...
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